John Overall (Architect)

John Overall (Architect)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Sir John Wallace Overall CBE, MC & Bar (15 July 1913 - 2001) was an Australian World War II veteran and architect. Overall served as an officer in the Australian Imperial Force during the Second World War, where he was awarded the Military Cross for "great courage, devotion and initiative" in 1941 for his service during the early Western Desert Campaign in North Africa. Overall was consequently awarded a Bar to the decoration for his "outstanding leadership and disregard for danger" on 1 September 1942 during the First Battle of El Alamein. After serving with the 9th Divisional Engineers, in September 1943 he took over command of Australia's first parachute infantry battalion, the 1st Parachute Battalion and was in command of that unit when they deployed to Singapore at the end of the war.show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 186g
  • Commun
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136619652
  • 9786136619651